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Sony XAV-742 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 4-476-910-51(1) AV Center Operating Instructions XAV-742/XAV-712BT/XAV-612BT/XAV-602BT...
  • Page 2: Warning

    To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not Caution expose the unit to rain or moisture. IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY BE LIABLE FOR ANY To avoid electrical shock, do not open the INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel DAMAGES OR OTHER DAMAGES INCLUDING, only.
  • Page 3 and may invalidate any warranty that may apply to this device. Consult with the manufacturer of your car to ensure that the use of your cellular phone in the car will not affect its electronic system. Check regularly that all wireless device equipment in your car is mounted and operating properly.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Enjoying high quality image Table of Contents (XAV-712BT/612BT only) ....21 Using Gesture Command....22 Warning .
  • Page 5: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls Main unit XAV-742/712BT There is a tactile dot to the right of the VOLUME + button. XAV-612BT/602BT...
  • Page 6  Disc slot RM-X271 remote commander (XAV-742/712BT: located behind the front panel)  VOLUME –/+ The remote commander can be used to operate the audio controls. For menu operations, use the touch  DSPL (display) panel. Change the display items.
  • Page 7 Screen displays Lights up when a device is connected to the unit for audio streaming. Status bar: Flashes when the connection is in progress. Lights up when a cellular phone is connected to the unit for handsfree calling. Flashes when the connection is in progress. Indicates the signal strength status of the connected cellular phone.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Setting the Clock Getting Started Press HOME, then touch [Settings]. Resetting the Unit Touch , then touch [Date & Time]. Touch [Select Time Zone]. Before operating the unit for the first time, or after replacing the car battery or changing connections, The setting display appears.
  • Page 9: Detaching The Front Panel (Xav-612Bt/602Bt Only)

    Perform the pairing procedure on the Detaching the front panel (XAV- BLUETOOTH device to detect this unit. 612BT/602BT only) Select [Sony Car Audio] shown in the display of the BLUETOOTH device. You can detach the front panel of this unit to prevent theft.
  • Page 10: Listening To The Radio

    Storing and Receiving Stations Listening to the Radio Caution Listening to the Radio When tuning to stations while driving, use Best Tuning Memory (BTM) to prevent an accident. To listen to the radio, press HOME then touch [Tuner]. Storing automatically (BTM) Reception controls/indications Select the desired band ([FM1], [FM2], [FM3], [AM1], or [AM2]).
  • Page 11: Using Radio Data System (Rds)

    Type of programs Using Radio Data System (RDS) News (News), Current Affairs (Current Affairs), Information (Information), Sport (Sports), Display items Education (Education), Drama (Drama), Cultures (Culture), Science (Science), Varied Speech   (Varied), Pop Music (Pop Music), Rock Music (Rock Music), Easy Listening (M.O.R.
  • Page 12: Playback

    Press the number buttons on the remote Refer to the operating instructions supplied with commander to select the desired item, the disc. then press ENTER. XAV-742/712BT Follow the instructions in the menu for Press  on the unit to open the front interactive operations. panel.
  • Page 13: Playing An Ipod/Usb Device

    To change the audio channel Caution for iPhone When you connect an iPhone via USB, telephone When playing a VCD, you can listen to both left and volume is controlled by the iPhone itself. In order to right channels, right channel only or left channel avoid sudden loud sound after a call, do not only, via both right and left speakers.
  • Page 14: Searching And Playing Tracks

     The tracks in the iPod are played back from 1 minute Playback controls into each song. If the BLUETOOTH device supports AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile), you can control During audio playback, touch [ZAP]. playback via this unit in the same way as disc In the case of USB Music, ZAP mode starts from playback.
  • Page 15: Enjoying Music According To Your Mood

    Press HOME, then touch [USB Music]. Your Mood (SensMe™) Touch , then Sony’s unique “SensMe™ channels” feature Flick the channel list left or right. automatically group tracks by channel or mood, Playback of the first track in the current channel and allow you to enjoy music intuitively.
  • Page 16: [Dvd Audio Level]

    iPod [Oldest first], Changes the video [Newest first], list sort order. Options Details [A to Z], [Z to A] [ZAPPIN Selects the playback USB Photo Time] time for the ZAPPIN function: [6 sec], [15 Options Details sec], [30 sec] [Slideshow Adjusts the time USB Music interval settings]...
  • Page 17: Listening To Pandora

    Thumbs Up During playback, touch Listening to Pandora® (Australia and Thumbs Down New Zealand models only) During playback, touch Pandora® is available to stream music through your Using the station list iPhone, Android™ and BlackBerry® phones. You can control Pandora® on a USB-connected iPhone or The station list allows you to easily select a desired BLUETOOTH connected Android/BlackBerry phone station.
  • Page 18: Handsfree Calling

         Handsfree Calling (XAV-712BT/612BT/ 602BT only) Before handsfree calling, make sure that are in the display. If the indications do not appear, perform the BLUETOOTH connection procedure (page 8).   (call history)* Select a contact from the call history list. The unit stores the last 20 calls.
  • Page 19: Available Operations During A Call

    Touch , then [Phonebook Select]. Available Operations During a Touch the desired item. Call To store phonebook data (When [Internal] has been selected from To adjust the talker’s voice volume [Phonebook Select]) The level of the talker’s voice volume will be stored into memory, independently from the regular You can send phonebook data from the connected volume level.
  • Page 20: Phone Option Menu

    The BLUETOOTH phone display appears. Touch Useful Functions The phonebook appears. Select the contact to store in the preset For details on smartphone connectivity with the dial. following operations and battery charge capability,  In the name list, touch the name of see “Summary of Useful Functions for Smartphone”...
  • Page 21: (Mirrorlink™)

     The App Remote function is not available when Note [Receiver Audio Playback during MirrorLink™] is set to For your safety, when the parking brake is not engaged, [ON]. some smartphone screen content may not be displayed on the unit. Connect the iPhone to the USB port, or Android phone via the BLUETOOTH function.
  • Page 22: Using Gesture Command

     To connect an iPod via the HDMI connection cable, Radio reception: Apple Digital AV Adapter or Lightning Digital AV receive stored stations (go Adapter is required.  An iPod is charged when it is connected to the unit via forward).
  • Page 23: Settings

    HOME Key Function (hold 2sec push) (XAV-712BT only) Settings Unit status: Any status Option Purpose Select [Settings] in the HOME menu when you need Voice To assign the voice command to change the settings of the unit. Command (), function or the ATT function to “”...
  • Page 24: Touch Panel Adjust

    Auto OFF Touch Panel Adjust Shuts off automatically after a desired time when Unit status: Any status no source is selected. Option Purpose Unit status: Any status – To adjust the touch panel Option Purpose calibration if the touching OFF (), 30 sec, To select the desired time to shut position does not correspond 30 min, 60 min...
  • Page 25: Bluetooth Reset (Xav-712Bt/612Bt/602Bt Only)

    Bluetooth Reset Sound Settings (XAV-712BT/612BT/602BT only) Unit status: Any status The following settings are not available during USB Video playback. Option Purpose EQ7 / Subwoofer Level Adjust – To initialize all BLUETOOTH- related settings such as pairing Unit status: During reception/playback information, phonebook data, Option Purpose...
  • Page 26: Rbe (Rear Bass Enhancer)

    Listening Position Subwoofer Sets the listening position and subwoofer position. Unit status: No source selected (): Front left Option Purpose (): Front right (): Center front ON (), OFF To set the subwoofer connection (): In the center of status. your car 4.1ch Speaker Level Unit status: Any status...
  • Page 27: Aspect

    Aspect DVD Menu Language The screen aspect ratio of USB Video can only be Unit status: No source selected changed by the option menu (page 16). This setting Option Purpose is available only when the parking brake is set. Unit status: During video playback English (), To select the default language Chinese,...
  • Page 28: Auto Input Change(Mhl) (Xav-712Bt/612Bt Only)

    Audio DRC DVD Playlist Play Makes the sound clear when the volume is low. (For DVD-R/DVD-R DL/DVD-RW in VR mode only) Only for a DVD* conforming to Audio DRC (Dynamic Unit status: No source selected Range Control). Option Purpose * Excluding DVD-R/DVD-R DL/DVD-RW in VR mode. Unit status: No source selected Original () To play titles as they were...
  • Page 29: Additional Information

    You can update the firmware of this unit from the device. following support site: Operate via the portable device itself. Customers in Pan Asia: Adjusting the volume level Customers in Latin America: Be sure to adjust the volume for each connected To update the firmware, visit the support site, then device before playback.
  • Page 30: Notes On Installation

    602BT.” The picture on the display is switched to the URL: background screen, but audio source can be Please note that Sony cannot answer or respond to heard. any inquiries regarding the content of the source code. Do not operate the unit or watch the monitor while driving.
  • Page 31: Notes On Discs

     Some stationary blue, red or green dots may  This unit is designed to play discs that conform to appear on the monitor. These are called “bright the Compact Disc (CD) standard. DualDiscs and spots,” and can happen with any LCD. The LCD some of the music discs encoded with copyright panel is precision-manufactured with more than protection technologies do not conform to the...
  • Page 32: About Wma Files

     DVD+RW – automatically finalized. About WMA files  DVD-RW in VR mode – finalization not required. WMA* files meeting the following requirements can be played. Playback is not be guaranteed for all For details, refer to the manual supplied with the WMA files meeting the requirements.
  • Page 33: About Jpeg Files

     Profile: Advanced Simple Profile About Linear PCM files  Bit rate: Max. 8 Mbps Linear PCM files meeting the following  Frame rate: Max. 30 fps (30p/60i) requirements can be played. Playback is not be  Resolution: Max. 720 × 576* guaranteed for all Linear PCM files meeting the requirements.
  • Page 34: About Ipod

    *5 These numbers indicate the maximum resolution of About BLUETOOTH function (XAV-712BT/ playable video, and do not indicate the player’s display resolution. The display resolution is 800 × 612BT/602BT only) 480. *6 Some WMV files can be played back only by What is BLUETOOTH technology? transferring using Windows Media Player.
  • Page 35: Maintenance

     Never touch the connectors directly with your fingers If you have any questions or problems concerning or with any metal device. your unit that are not covered in these Operating Instructions, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Specifications Maintenance Monitor section...
  • Page 36 Power requirements: 12 V DC car battery (negative ground (earth)) * Applies to XAV-712BT/612BT only. Dimensions: Wireless Communication* XAV-742/712BT: Approx. 178 mm × 100 mm × 185 mm Communication System: × 4 × 7 in) (w/h/d) BLUETOOTH Standard version 2.1 + EDR...
  • Page 37 Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks owned by TomTom N.V. or one of its subsidiaries. by Sony Corporation is under license. Other Please see for the limited trademarks and trade names are those of their warranty and end user license agreement applying respective owners.
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    MirrorLink™ and the MirrorLink Logo are This product uses NCM driver software which is certification marks of the Car Connectivity licensed to Sony by MCCI corporation. Consortium LLC. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. Troubleshooting THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4...
  • Page 39: Radio Reception

     Remove the check mark from the source item you other equipment, and set the input selector of cannot select (page 28). the equipment to the source corresponding to (XAV-742/712BT only) this unit.  The disc is defective or dirty. The monitor angle cannot be adjusted.
  • Page 40: Disc Operation

     The unit is in pause/reverse/fast-forward mode.  Multilingual tracks, multilingual subtitles, or  The settings for the outputs are not made multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD.  The DVD prohibits changing. correctly.  The DVD output level is too low (page 16). ...
  • Page 41  [Auto Answer] of this unit is set to [3 sec] or [10 The other party says that the volume is too low sec] (page 20). or high.  Adjust the [MIC Gain] level (page 19). Pairing failed due to time out. ...
  • Page 42: Error Displays/Messages

    Error displays/messages Data Listing Error  An error has occurred while displaying An error occurred. You will be returned to the phonebook data via PBAP or call history from the playback screen. BLUETOOTH phone.  Visualizer is not operating due to an internal ...
  • Page 43  There may be an internal malfunction.  Check the connection. If the error indication  The character cannot be displayed with the unit. remains on the display, consult your nearest Sony dealer. For MirrorLink™ operation Check Audio Output Wiring No audio, confirm smartphone compatibility.
  • Page 44 Wait until the next track begins, or select If these solutions do not help improve the situation, another station on the list. consult your nearest Sony dealer. If you take the unit to be repaired because of disc Invalid Login ...
  • Page 45: Language Code List

    Language Code List Language code list The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1347 Maori 1507 Samoan 1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1349 Macedonian 1508 Shona 1032...
  • Page 46  Your smartphone needs to support the MirrorLink™ function. For details on compatible models, refer to the compatibility list on the support site: Customers in Pan Asia: Customers in Latin America:  Depending on the smartphone, you may need to download an application to use the MirrorLink™ function.
  • Page 47 *2 Apple Digital AV Adapter or Lightning Digital AV Adapter is required. For details on compatible models of each adapter, visit the Apple support homepage. *3 HDMI-compatible models only. Battery charge capability HDMI (XAV-712BT/612BT only) (XAV-712BT/612BT only) *  *1 The USB rear cable labeled “HIGH CHARGE” is recommended to use for recharging the battery of a connected device.
  • Page 48 Customers in Pan Asia Customers in Latin America ©2013 Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand...

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